Abe Felix
  • 30 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 17, 1985
  • Place of birth:
    Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 7, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Let the memory of Abe be with us forever

Former AAA Mr. Football, Best of Preps player Abe Felix dies
By John Varlas of The Commercial Appeal (October 10, 2015)

Abe Felix — who won the TSSAA’s Mr. Football Award in 2002 after a record-setting career at Houston — has died at the age of 30.

His death was announced at Houston’s game against Arlington Friday. No other details were available.

“He was a one of a kind player,” said Tim Haney, who coached Felix at Houston. “And he was a very good person. He was never in any kind of trouble and everybody loved him.

“He was the one that really got Houston football over the hump — he was our only Mr. Football — and he got the program to where it is today.”

Listed at just 5-6 and 172 pounds, Felix led the Shelby-Metro area in rushing in 2001, finishing with 1,788 yards during the regular season. That year, he also set the area record for carries in a season (373) as Houston finished 10-4 and advanced to the state semifinals before losing to Hendersonville.

The next year, Felix was named 5A Mr. Football and also won the Pepsi Best of the Preps player of the year award after gaining 1,818 yards and scoring 22 touchdowns. He remains Houston’s all-time leading rusher.

fter graduating, he was a standout performer at Northeast Mississippi before finishing his career at West Georgia.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Peli Woods on 29th October 2015

"To the Friends and Family of Abe,

Please accept my deepest sympathy.  It is so unnatural and painful to lose someone in death at such a young age.  But be assured that Jehovah God yearns to reunite children with their parents by means of the resurrection.  In the account at Mark 5:40-42, Jesus lovingly demonstrated what his Father will do for us in the future when he resurrected a 12-year old girl and returned her to her parents.  "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life" (John 5:28,29)"

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